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Old 08-01-2008, 06:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I wanna give my friend my 8800gt after I rma it for a good few bucks. Will his current PSU support it?
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Will this PSU be enough for a 8800 gt.

Sorry, but Bump. I just want to make sure i don't send my friend the card and his PSU makes the noise *poop* on him.
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Won't work. That is a $16 PSU that only has 18Amps on the 12v rails. I would recommend he pick up a good $50 PSU from Rosewill or Antec.

EDIT: Perhaps I underestimated it, seems like it powers the 8600GT and HD 3870. I thought for sure that wouldn't be enough Amps for all his peripherals, but it sounds like a guess and check. I'd still upgrade to a good $50 PSU to avoid any trouble.
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He might be hesitant in taking my 8800 gt then if he has to put out an additional $50. I will warn him, he can always use his 8600gt as he orders his $50 psu if he decides he has the money.
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yeah, definitely get a better psu.
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